Sunday, August 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
This cow is a toaster cover! She's all white and black, though it seems in the picture that there are shadows or something, so it looks pink or brown tinged in places, but it's really white. She was fun to make! Now I may have to make the cow plastic bag holder that I found a pattern for!!!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Well I am finally finished with this afghan! This all started almost 2 years ago when I was trying to decide on my next project. My daughter was tired of going with me to the yarn store every week, so she said I should do something challenging to me. So I told her she could pick out what I should do. So she asked me to make this afghan. It's an Annie's Attic pattern from the Annie's Crochet Quilt Afghan Club, called Points of Light. I found it really challenging. At first I couldn't figure out how to do the squares - you start with 1 color and make a triangle, then add another color and finish the rest of the square. Then of course put them all together. I had to stop working on it entirely because I couldn't crochet. I have rheumatoid arthritis and my wrists and hands were the worst. But after medication, etc., it's gotten so I can do a bit of crocheting again, so I started working on this. I wanted to finish by her birthday which is March 16th, so I made it! WHEW. She's thrilled with it and I'm just glad it's done!!!!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Well here are the purses that I made for my daughter and granddaughters for Valentine's Day. My daughter saw the purse that I made for me and said she wanted one in brown, so I did that one for her - and then I figured I might as well make each granddaughter a purse as well, they are such girly girls!! The ones for the girls are smallish, perfect little girl size! Now I have to figure out my next project! I'm working on a 'stained glass' afghan for my younger daughter and I've been working on it FOREVER, so I do a little of it (it's hard!) and then do other projects in between, but I guess it's time to work on this afghan some more.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This is the first purse that I've made. I LOVE purses and like to change them often, so I figured if I make them it will take care of a bunch of things! It will help my purse addiction and my crocheting addiction!!! This one was very easy to make and I think for my next one, I'll try a more difficult pattern!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I absolutely LOVE to crochet. I learned to crochet from my grandmother when I was a child. She made doilies and beautiful things with thread. I could do the chains, but my doilies looked just awful! So at that point, I didn't really pursue it. Then when I was 12, we moved and my new best friend Diane Kemp, crocheted afghans - with YARN! I'd never heard of this, but she showed me how to make the huge granny square afghan that she was working on. So I made a giant square afghan out of different colors of blue and was very happy. Then when I was 20 and pregnant, I started making some booties, a baby afghan, sweater, etc. And then I crocheted sometimes a lot, sometimes a little through the years. For the past 4 years or so, my crocheting had been curtailed. My hands and wrists just hurt too badly to crochet (RA, OA, carpal tunnel and some other things!). Since I've been getting some of these a little more under control, I'm able to crochet some again! So I thought this would be fun to blog about my progress, to show my competed projects and that this would help keep me motivated!! So, that's all for now, I have to get back to my crocheting!